For Kamasi Washington, It’s About Keeping an Open Mind

Mr. Washington warms up for New Year’s Eve weekend at Brooklyn Bowl, with the Next Step, and for a planned return to the studio next month.

Alphonse Mouzon, Jazz and Fusion Drummer, Dies at 68

The musician played in the first edition of the band Weather Report, and was a charter member of the Eleventh House.

Streams? What Streams? For Newvelle Records, Vinyl Is the Future

Specializing in small releases — no CDs, no digital downloads, no streaming — this jazz label aims to produce first-rate recordings in the digital age.

The Playlist: 18 Holiday Songs, 1 Surprise Mixtape and a Dark New Nine Inch Nails EP

Our pop critics on Jeremih and Chance the Rapper’s surprise holiday release and more seasonal songs.